– NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam / BELGIUM, Brussels / PORTUGAL, Lisbon / UK, London / FRANCE, Paris – Euronext N.V. (Paris:ENX) (Amsterdam:ENX) (Brussels:ENX) today announced that it has decided to accelerate its transition plan following the announcement by Dominique Cerutti of his resignation on 22 April, and that it will be appointing Jos Dijsselhof as interim Chief Executive Officer of Euronext N.V. with immediate effect, pending relevant regulatory approvals. As a result of this decision, the Board and Dominique Cerutti have jointly decided for Dominique to leave the company immediately.
Rijnhard Van Tets, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Euronext N.V., said, “The Board of Euronext decided, having accepted Dominique Cerutti’s resignation from the company, that it would be in the best interests of all parties to act swiftly and to appoint a replacement CEO. The Board thanks Dominque for all he has done for the Company over the last six years. Euronext has a clear strategy in place and it is vital that the momentum that has been created is not lost and that the company continues to execute on its plan as promised to its clients, shareholders and employees. Jos Dijsselhof has been a key player in Euronext’s strategy and growth since his arrival and we are confident that with him as the interim CEO, supported by the strong Managing Board the company will remain on the same track and continue to grow value for shareholders.”
Jos Dijsselhof said, “It is an honour to accept this position on an interim basis. As a team we have all worked hard to reposition Euronext as a leading capital financing centre in Europe. Our mission will not change and I am committed to defending the interests of the company, creating value for our shareholders and our clients, and fulfilling my role as CEO of this outstanding company.”
About Jos Dijsselhof
Jos Dijsselhof joined Euronext as Chief Operating Officer in 2014. Mr Dijsselhof joined from Australia and New Zealand Bank where he was General Manager Group Hubs based in Singapore. He was responsible for the offshore services for Banking Operations, Shared Services, Technology and Corporate Functions. Before that, in 2008, he joined The Royal Bank of Scotland (‘RBS’) as Head Group Operations Asia Pacific and managed the integration of ABN AMRO into RBS. Mr. Dijsselhof began his career at ABN AMRO in 1993. At ABN AMRO, he managed Derivatives, Options Operations and was appointed Regional Head of Markets Operations EMEA in 2000. Subsequently he was promoted to Global Head of Market Operations in 2003 and became the Regional Head of Operations Asia Pacific in 2005. Mr Dijsselhof studied Computer Science and Business Administration and graduated from INSEAD’s Advanced Management Program.
Euronext is the primary exchange in the Euro zone with over 1 300 issuers worth €2.6 trillion in market capitalisation, an unmatched blue-chip franchise consisting of 20+ issuers in the EURO STOXX 50® benchmark and a strong, diverse domestic and international client base.
Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. Euronext operates regulated markets, Alternext and the Free Market; in addition it offers EnterNext, which facilitates SMEs’ access to capital markets.
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